About 1,000 high school students from 13 schools filled the St. George Theatre on Staten Island on Tuesday to hear from Chris Herren talk about drugs.
Schumer was joined by New York doctors on Sunday to call for a nationwide plan to combat the trend of babies being born addicted to prescription drugs or other opiates.
“I live day by day and one day at a time,” Ray Lucas said. “I still have a lot of pain that I deal with, but I relish in the fact that sometimes you’ve got to walk through hell to get to heaven.”
According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, 90-percent of Americans suffering from addiction started using before the age of 18.
As they age, Baby Boomers are using drugs in record numbers. Some five percent of the 78 million Boomers admit to abusing drugs – and experts are calling it a booming addiction.
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